Tel Aviv, you captured my heart- I'm in love! I've just spent 5 days in a city which is easily one of the best cities I've visited in the world. Whether you are searching for beach or city life this is the perfect combination because Tel Aviv has it all. There is so much to do and see here. You can go just for a weekend or for a week and its only a 4,5 hour flight from Stockholm, Sweden. It is expensive though BUT really really good and I will definitely go back soon again.
The friendly locals will ensure that you’ll get a warm welcome. They are all so open minded, kind, helpful and good looking too ;-) Meeting locals and having conversations that opens up for new aspects how you look at life is so great. This is why I love to travel! Despite its small city feeling, Tel Aviv offers a whole range of different things to see and do.
I will give you my best recommendations for where to stay, where to eat and where to go for a nice cocktail when you are in Tel Aviv. Enjoy!
Hotels in Tel Aviv
I stayed at Carlton Hotel and the location was perfect with walking distance to the beach and all the nice beach clubs. Yes, the beach is everything here and its lively with people working out, driving their electric bikes and just enjoying the lovely and easy life here. At the beach there is many big hotel chains and also some boutique hotels as well. I would recommend you to stay at a hotel near the beach if you visit Tel Aviv during summer. Because it is hot and you want to be near the ocean to cool down and hang at a bar in the nighttime. After a day by the beach it is now time to explore the restaurant scene and enjoy their buzzing and eclectic nightlife, there is definitely something for everyone!
8 Restaurants you have to try:
This restaurant has a lovely buzzing ambience and has been around for 10 years now and is still one the best restaurants in Tel Aviv. They have really good seafood here and the staff is really nice. You should go here if you like an upbeat atmosphere with music flowing through your veins.
Ben Yehuda St 182
This upscale bistro is something that you have to visit. I find it very social and the ambience is on top! Try their Fish Kebab- it is outstanding!
Rothschild Blvd 45
Asian Fusion kitchen and this is one of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv. Reminds me of Zuma and Hakkasan. You need to book a table in advance. Try their coriander drink!
Derech Menachem Begin 23
Here you get food and vibe. A must try! Book a table or just drop by for a cocktail. Their food is amazing and the location by the flea market makes it a mysterious and cool place.
Rabbi Hannina St. 3
In Tel Avivs famous port Namal, also known for a foodies heaven you find this contemporary fusion restaurant. Book a table in the bar overlooking the fresh market. Come here for a stunning ocean view overlooking the port and and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Farmers Market, Ha-Angar St 12
Its hard to find the entrance and no one seems to know where it is but when you do find it, the restaurant is located in the backyard of an old building with a excellent vibe of hipsters, locals and tourists. The food is good and there is a lot of vegetarian options. Their cocktails are really good so go here for a drink or two.
Nahalat Binyamin St 29
Recently opened restaurant. In Tel Aviv chefs are almost like celebrities and this time one their famous chef Adoni opened up a brilliant street food restaurant serving mediterranean and Israeli food. This is where the locals go and enjoy good food. Try it!
HaBarzel St 4
A local Tel Aviv Bistro offering an informal and relaxing dining experience. The menu is reasonably priced and offers a variety of dishes suitable for all times of day.
Nahmani St 26
Oh I almost forgot there is one more thing! This is the apps you should have to make your stay more convenient in Tel Aviv.
Insider tips: They dont have Uber but you can download Gett which works exactly the same as Uber. It is more cost friendly then if you grab a taxi on the street. Another fun thing to do is this service called Eat With were you can browse culinary events with their hand-selected hosts. You can immerse yourself in local food and culture, meet other travelers at your table, and experience the magic of social dining. How fun is that? Try it!
Stay tuned! Because tomorrow I'll recommend which bars you have to try in #TelAviv!